AULP: A Look at Education Reform in the Philippines

On June 18 and 19, 2015, the United Board convened an Asian University Leaders Program (AULP) seminar at Ateneo de Manila University for leaders of Christian colleges and universities in the Philippines. This event responded to major structural reforms to education  initiated by the Philippine government that will shift the current first two years of tertiary instruction into the secondary schools, and thus create new grades 11 and 12.

This K-12 change will require universities to create new curricula for general education as well as new upper division instruction in the majors. Many faculty will be affected. While the government will provide subsidies to the private sector to bridge the gap, private institutions, including Christian colleges and universities, face daunting adjustments in finances, curriculum, and faculty management. This AULP for the Philippines brought together leaders of Christian colleges and universities to share strategies for the transition.